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affect

affect  

A non-conscious, but intense, experience. Shouse (2005) MC J. 8, 6 explains that ‘feelings are personal and biographical, emotions are social, and affects are prepersonal’—in other words, affect is ...
Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci  

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(1891–1937)Italian intellectual and founder of the Italian Communist Party.Born in Alès, Sardinia, Gramsci was educated at the University of Turin, where he studied history and philosophy. As a ...
articulation

articulation  

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1. In oral communication, control of the voice so as to produce clear and distinct sounds in speech.2. (semiotics) Structural levels within semiotic codes—which are divisible into those with single ...
articulation

articulation  

Is a term used in academic industrial relations to refer to the integration of trade union activity or collective bargaining at industry and local levels of the industrial relations system. For ...
authenticity

authenticity  

The condition of significant, emotionally appropriate living. Contrasted, especially in Heidegger, with inauthenticity: a state in which life, stripped of purpose and responsibility, is ...
body

body  

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The body is often contrasted unfavourably with the mind, and in Pythagorean, Indian and Christian traditions bodily residence is a kind of penance compared with the full joy of purely spiritual ...
body

body  

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1. Human physical form and physicality, the representation and social shaping of which has become a key focus of study in cultural studies.2. (body copy) In journalism and advertising, the main part ...
C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James  

(1901 –1989)One of the leading Caribbean intellectuals of the twentieth century, James wore many hats: historian, journalist, novelist, playwright, cultural critic, political theorist, and constant ...
Caribbean Aesthetics

Caribbean Aesthetics  

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Defining concepts such as “aesthetics,” “aesthetic expression,” “artist,” and “work of art” within the socioeconomic contexts of the Caribbean is extremely problematic for several reasons. First, ...
Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz  

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(1926–2006)One of the most influential contemporary American anthropologists and a leading proponent of symbolic anthropology—the study of individual cultures as unique and autonomous “systems of ...
comics

comics  

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These flourished from the end of the 19th century with Ally Sloper's Half‐Holiday (1884–1923) widely acknowledged as the publication that established the form, although comic strips had appeared ...
conflict theory

conflict theory  

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Conflict has always been central to sociological theory and analysis. Some of the earliest approaches included Ludwig Gumplowicz's theory of ethnic conflict and Gaetano Mosca's theory of conflict ...
consumption

consumption  

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1 The process of using resources to satisfy human wants or needs.2 In water supply, the fraction of the water that is not available for use by humans.
contact zone

contact zone  

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Mary Louise Pratt's term in Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (1992) for social places (understood geographically) and spaces (understood ethnographically) where disparate cultures ...
cross-sectional analysis

cross-sectional analysis  

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The comparison of the accounting ratios of one company with those of another in order to assess the profitability, liquidity, and capital structure of the company.
cultural materialism

cultural materialism  

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[Th]The theory of cultural causation in which technology, economics, and environment are considered the independent variables.
cultural politics

cultural politics  

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In cultural studies, the issue, and study, of relationships between culture, subjectivity, ideology, and power: including issues of race, class, and gender. A key concern has been with marginalized ...
cultural populism

cultural populism  

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In media sociology, a pejorative term for approaches to cultural studies (the primary target being Fiske) in which an active audience was seen as using the media for their own purposes and in which ...
cultural turn

cultural turn  

The increased focus, from the 1990s onwards, on culture as a geographical agent and product: ‘a reorientation of human geography's interdisciplinary concerns toward the wide field of cultural ...
culturalism

culturalism  

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An approach to the study of culture (associated in particular with Hoggart and Williams) with a particular emphasis on popular culture and on the way of life of a particular community as reflected in ...

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